Utrecht christmas market

December 19th, 2016

I often return to Utrecht. It has so much charm with lots to do and places to visit. As it was a Saturday and not long til christmas, I stopped by the flower market. There was no seating where the best views were so I stood and sketched the visitors and stalls with the pretty surrounding trees and buildings. Also went to the library and looked out the window down on the main shopping area. Much warmer inside so worked a bit bigger.

Aachen, Germany

December 12th, 2011

Visited the historical town of Aachen in west Germany at the weekend. Wanted to get in the Christmas spirit and headed to the Christmas market there. Thousands had the same idea! Very crowded but enjoyed seeing the impressive cathedral and city hall. Squeezed in a sketch before looking at the arts and crafts and sampling food from the different stalls. Couldn’t leave without eating wurst and mulled wine.